Fellowship Application Process

The Design Incubation Fellowship is highly competitive. Interested design academics are encouraged to apply before the deadline so applications can be reviewed and notification can be given to participants as quickly as possible.

There is no fee to apply for the Design Incubation Fellowship. However upon acceptance there is a $100 fee for the program and all Fellows must participate in the 3-day workshop (January 12-14, 2017).  A formal letter of acceptance will be provided so attendees can apply for travel funds from their home institutions and pay the workshop fee to reserve their place.

To apply: Submit applications to fellowship@designincubation.com. Applicants must provide contact information, title/current rank, institutional affiliation, a CV, and a 200-word biography. Candidates also need to indicate for which track they are applying (see tracks below).

Preference will be given to full-time faculty currently employed by accredited colleges or universities. Adjuncts and independent scholars are also encouraged to apply.


  1. Project in Process: Applicants should submit their project manuscript along with their application and a brief description of their goals for the publication/submission of the piece. Projects that began as PhD dissertations or MFA theses are only acceptable if the manuscript has been updated and is in a draft format appropriate for publication.
  2. Reviews / Statement of Practice: Applicants interested in working on a review or statement of practice should indicate this preference and should include a short statement (less than 500 words) about their research interests. Once applicants are accepted, a workshop mentor will reach out regarding the choice of titles or exhibitions for review and with more information about statements of practice.

For more information and questions, please contact Aaris Sherin at: fellowship@designincubation.com